The Scotsman’s trolls strike back against its massive 68% for independence poll result

In an admittedly unscientific poll this morning, around ‘12 000 Independence supporters’ may have got right in there to generate a 68% Yes result. The Scotsman’s Natrolls are incandescent with righteous patriotic fury and frothing with ancient wisdom. Of course, some people might have been completing the poll more than once and the trolls are sure that the independence supporters are the only culprits. That’s the state of play at 08.30am this morning, above

As I wrote, there were 250 comments below the report but, unlike the poll, the balance of support there had around 80% of those I could reasonably code utterly opposed to independence.

Here are some typical comments:

Regularly, the poll itself was attacked as being open to abuse with suggestions that Nats had been voting 50 times or more or that cunning Cybernats, such as the Rev Campbell, had been sending his bots against it (no Ross Thompson humour intended):

For other trolls, the actual topic mattered not as they sensed the opportunity once more to just slag the FM or ‘Wee Nippy’ as they love to call her:

Well that certainly gave me cause for thought. Will independence be good for Scotland? I’m not so sure now.

Not quite up-to-date on the latest thinking that it is globalism, not nationalism, that is destroying everything, somewhat extending the time period and tied to a late 19th Century Whig view on the steady march of progress, we see this kind of thing repeated:

And, of course, we get the latest from the Readers Digest on contemporary thinkers such as Einstein, Wilde and of course, that well-known Scottophobe, Orwell:

Footnote: Back in 2014, one Scotsman troll wrote:

‘Ah Professor Robertson, the kind of guy you’d [not] love to spend time with, trapped in a lift.’

Foolishly, I fed the troll and wrote:

‘That’s how I got my wife pregnant. Are you sure you want to go ahead?’



7 thoughts on “The Scotsman’s trolls strike back against its massive 68% for independence poll result

  1. Toni Young February 12, 2019 / 10:22 am

    The percentage who said “No, Scotland will not be independent in the near future”, has decreased since I took part. If all the Natrolls voted in the poll too, no wonder they are frothing!

    It is several years since I even looked at a Hootsmon, (blood pressure) so I was surprised at how easy it was to take part in their poll.

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  2. Robert Graham February 12, 2019 / 11:36 am

    The one good thing about the Scotsman it tends to keep the deluded and unsavoury characters in one place , the overriding aspect of most of the comments are (a) the lies they peddle as truth its constant & (b) the illusion they have of being wanted by the people in the south who have a totally different outlook on things and would normally support a tory government and everything they do , just like England the tory supporters in Scotland are out of step with the majority of people in this country thats why they haven’t risen above even Thatchers approval ratings long may it continue we dont need anymore nuts here , after all we are saddled with Labour .

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  3. gavin February 12, 2019 / 1:12 pm

    The Scotsmans comments page is infested by the Cybritnat goon squad.
    I’m pretty sure they are a centrally organised bunch (just like the letter writing people) with few of them actually living here.

    It lets us know the calibre of our foes without having to watch Question Time.

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  4. kelticgirl February 12, 2019 / 10:26 pm

    I did share this poll to a Yes group on FB but even if all 5000 odd of them voted I’m sure they only did it once

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  5. Robert Cook February 13, 2019 / 6:49 am

    You could only vote once, I was curious so tried.
    If that is the case for all then the result for the yoonionists isn’t good and is probably why they are so incadesent with rage as, if Indy supporters couldn’t vote more than once, then neither could the Yoons. Poor show for the “silent majority” if they couldn’t even win one of their own poles.

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